JUPITER, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- It's usually not a good sign when a 51-year-old man steps into the batters box and can outswing your 26-year-old franchise player.
Bonds, the Marlins new hitting coach, took part in a hitting drill with the team in Jupiter. The goal of the drill is to score runs by hitting singles, doubles, triples, or home runs. When one of the three man teams was short a player, Bonds teamed up with Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich.
The final home run tally read: Bonds 4, Stanton 3.
"He hit more home runs than me, yes," Stanton told the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer.
I can report that Bonds seemed "happy" he won. PG-13 version. "You guys only see that on TV"— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) March 16, 2016
Bonds has the most home runs in MLB history with 762. Stanton hit 27 home runs in just 74 games last season. The slugger led the league with 37 home runs in 2014, but has never played more than 150 games in his first six seasons. Stanton has 181 career home runs.
Spencer also wrote that the hitting machines used for the contest were programed the throw curve balls and sliders.
"He talks to us about hitting a lot, and he was able to kind of show it today," Yelich told Spencer. "He's pretty good."
There won't be video. I caught the end. Fumbled on the way to periscope. Fail.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) March 16, 2016